Artist: Hägga & the Thieves from the North

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MP3: Hägga & the Thieves from the North - The day awaits your choice

Closing out the week's mp3s posts with one last release on National... Hägga & the Thieves from the North follow in much of the same folksy/indie/pop tradition as other similarly-named Swedish acts such Billie the Vision & the Dancers, Elias and the Wizzkids and so on, and as such, is full of cheery singalongs and joyful melodies. "The day awaits your choice" is their latest single and it's got a gentle samba rhythm, a pleasant understated charm and a crisp, well-balanced recording. A good 70s vibe too, especially in the way that the bass is mixed as the second loudest instrument behind the vocals. All in all, very nice. Like so nice I don't want to say anything negative because I'm afraid I'll hurt their feelings. So let's leave it at that!

Hägga & the Thieves from the North - The day awaits your choice